Volunteering opportunities galore at Volunteer Expo 2016

Almost 20 local voluntary organisations will be exhibiting at a major volunteering event taking place in GMIT Mayo (St Mary’s Hall, Castlebar campus ) next week.

The Volunteer Expo, which takes place on Tuesday October 11 from 11am to 1.30pm, is a collaboration between the GMIT Chaplain’s Office and Mayo Volunteer Centre. The event is an opportunity for people to get an overview of the huge range of ways to get involved and make a difference in County Mayo. Information stands will showcase volunteering opportunities in areas such as health and disability, environment, children and youth work, arts and music, sports, and many more.

“People often tell us that they would like to volunteer but aren’t sure where to start," said Fiona Cunnane, manager of Mayo Volunteer Centre. "The expo is an ideal opportunity to get informed without having to make a commitment, and our team will be on hand to help direct people toward volunteering roles that will best suit their skills and interests.”

Daniel Caldwell, Chaplain, GMIT Mayo campus, added: "I am delighted so many organisations will be in attendance on the day to showcase the amazing breadth of volunteer roles that are available for people to get involved with all over the county of Mayo. This is an event that is open to all members of the public from all over Mayo and we are particularly pleased to be able to open the doors of the college and the fabulous St Mary’s Hall to allow this to happen in the heart of Castlebar."

For further information about this event contact Fiona Cunnane of the Mayo Volunteer Centre on 087 6796937, email [email protected]; or Daniel Caldwell, GMIT, on 086 8492552, email [email protected].

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